MIAMI GARDENS – A Fundraising Concert under the patronage of Consul General to Miami, Oliver Mair, will honor the late Jamaican songbird, Karen Smith who died last year September from cancer.

The concert dubbed, “Fall Musik Fest and Remembering Karen Smith”, will take place at The Holy Family Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens on Sunday, November 20, 2022 beginning at 5:00 pm.

Consul General Oliver Mair

Consul General Mair said he is delighted to be amongst a diverse group of performers who are giving their time, energy and support to this worthy cause. “I don’t think anyone would disagree with me that Karen was an extraordinary talent, possessed with a mellifluous voice. She was always congenial and what better way to enshrine her memory than to stage this concert with this group of musicians to include her daughter Courtni”, stated Mair.

The concert will feature entertainers including tenor Bunny Rose, saxophonist Melton Mustafa, vocalist Jamie Wilmot, and pianist Dr. Kathy Brown. Plus, Karen Smith’s daughter, Courtni Jackson.

Rose, who is well known in the hotel circuit, said he is excited to remind people of Karen Smith’s legacy. He explained that she was instrumental in introducing many talented Jamaican musicians to the world stage.

“Karen had been a part of the annual musical concert at the church featuring Jamaican entertainers. She had always been the star of this event and we want to honour her by keeping that aspect. Many people came just to see her,” Rose said.

The emcee for the event is Sophia Nicholson.

The proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Howard Thurman Center for Empowerment and Learning, which is an outreach arm of the Holy Family Episcopal Church.

The Howard Thurman Center is committed to empowering people of all ages. Especially through programs that seek to develop them physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Tickets for the concert will be available at Holy Family Episcopal Church, 18501 NW 7th Avenue, Miami Gardens and online at